In the 1970s, as Porsche was sitting on its new-found Turbo technology, its racing program dedicated much of its efforts to sports car endurance competition. The slant-nosed 935 program fit comfortably inside the FIAs Silhouette formula and subsequently dominated the World Manufacturers Championship, popularizing the road- going 930 Turbo in the process.
Unfortunately, the energy crisis of the day forced the road-going 930 from American showrooms, not returning until 1986. By this time, Porsche's Sonderwunsch department had been fitting customers' Turbo models with a Flachbau (flat profile) nose, flip-up headlamps, wide rear wheel arches, and forward-facing air scoops, all reminiscent of the mighty 935 racing cars.
For 1987, the slant-nose package became a factory option and by 1988 the Turbo version was simply called the 930S. Built at the Roesslebau Assembly Plant alongside the legendary 959. Only 630 slant-nosed Turbos were assembled in those two years, of which even fewer were exported to the U.S.
History and Specs:
Specifications: 282bhp, 3,299cc single-turbocharged horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine, four-speed transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes with cross-drilled rotors. Wheelbase: 89.5"
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|103||Porsche 934/935 GT Turbo||Christies||23 Jul 2004||-||€162250.00|
Classic Cars February 2002 pg 86
|Publication||Classic Cars February 2002|
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Shaken and stirred - Porsche 935
|Publication||Octane May 2005|
|Shaken and stirred - Porsche 935 - Derek Bell tries the first 935 and recalls, how, in the 1970s, Porsche’s brute-force racer opened the door for his own return to the factory team.|
Classic & Sports Car July 2001 pg 94
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car July 2001|
|Supercars for £15k - How 150mph is within reach for new Mini money - and sometimes a lot less.|